Tomorrow, I will be running Stu's Country Mile 5K in Centerville, 45 minutes north of Huntsville. It was in that race last year that I pulled the hamstring in my right leg. Later, I tore the hamstring above the knee in my right leg and then pulled the hamstring in my left leg. Then, in February, I fell and repulled the one in my left leg. It has been a tough year. I have run slow, ugly and at times in much pain. For months, I felt like my legs were going to collapse - and at one point they did. I managed to run 6 marathons, switched to the half in some others and skipped some others altogether. Most of the pain is gone now and I am slowly rebuilding strength. Through it all, however, I have kept my running streak alive.
This evening, I went to the park and ran the usual 2 miles on the park roads, while the others ran trails.